“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 19th—August 26th

Acharya Daniel Hessey leads our renowned week-long meditation retreat designed to give New Yorkers of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Awaken Your Inner Warrior

with Vegan Aharonian

September 9th—September 11th

Examine your fear and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Continue »

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